Paradoxically, it is only when I disappear into the digital crowd that my personal data becomes interesting for digital merchants.
As CCTV cameras become more widespread, it's becoming more difficult for people to protect their locational privacy in public.
Geospatial data offers a powerful new way to see the world. But these high-tech images can be misleading or incomplete.
How data is changing the shape of our personal 'bubble' – in pictures.
The data you create when using the internet can actually be used to discriminate against you.
You should be aware of the amount of genetic information you might disclose in a research study – and what the benefits and risks will be.
Astronomers are gathering an exponentially greater amount of data every day – so much that it will take years to uncover all the hidden signals buried in the archives.
The emotions associated with trends in popular music and lyrics can predict economic sentiment.
The routine gathering and monetisation of vast amounts of personal data has been normalised.
Social media platforms and data analytics companies need the world to believe in the election-swaying power of big data.
Despite the claims of online dating services, there is little scientific evidence that using self-reported data for matchmaking can lead to long-term compatibility.
Cities are adapting to the needs of driverless cars. Here's how.
AI seems able to answer questions at the heart of humanitarianism – questions such as who we should save, and how to be effective at scale.
Parents should inform themselves, and review their and their children's privacy settings.
The spread of infectious diseases such as chikungunya is closely linked to urban mobility, yet small Indian cities could play a crucial role in the resilience process.
As cities get smarter, we need to examine carefully who gets our data and what it is used for.
A new survey reveals that firms are only slowly adapting to advances in financial technology, even as CFO optimism rises.
There are more satellites than ever before, orbiting Earth and collecting data that's crucial for scientists. Why do some nations choose not to share that data openly?
Human rights abuses might be embedded in the business model that has evolved for social media companies in their second decade.
The ongoing Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal has generated big headlines, but consumer and marketing research have long questioned the actual effectiveness of psychographic segmentation.